Work in parallel

In today’s rapidly changing competitive landscapes, where businesses must bridge the gap between operations stability and rapid feature development, enterprises create independent software teams that must work in parallel to deliver software quickly, securely, reliably, and without a failure or interruption of the program.

Github is one of many tools that allows a team to work in parallel, where developers regularly merge their code changes into a central repository providing visibility of the process to the team, and other developers can quickly obtain any version of the code.

Teams can be separated into different branches, and developers work in a pull push-based style where, push is when with integrates code changes and pull is getting the code or changes from the repository.

Github is a version control system that keeps track of every modification to a file. If a mistake is made, developers can turn back the clock and compare earlier versions of the code to help fix the error while minimizing disruption to all team members.

THE CHALLENGE

When a merge conflict occurs, a team branch and the branch they want to merge into the current branch have diverged. That is when a team has commits in the current branch which are not in the other branch, and vice versa.

These merge conflicts can result in the deletion of the code changes and reducing the time of the delivery of the new feature or application. That’s why communication plays a vital role, and establishing guidelines and workflows that every team must follow can alleviate merge conflicts.

Benefits.

The benefits of using a version control system are:

  • Complete history change: Every file’s change made by an individual or team is store over the years. These changes can include the creation, modification, or deletion of files.
  • Branching and merging. Having team members the ability to work on independent streams of changes.
  • Flexibility: A key design objective of Git is the flexibility it offers to support several kinds of nonlinear development workflows and its efficiency in handling both small-scale and large-scale projects and protocols.
  • The ability to rollback: go to a previous version of the file or code.

Having one central repository and regularly merging the code are known as Continuous Integration (CI), and many businesses are adopting CI/CD practices to regularly merge, build, test, code, and prepare for production release.Following these practices enables a business to serve their customers better and compete more effectively in the market.

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